Corbal Mobile Hardpoint
15 mm scale
15 mm scale
While the Corbal Deployable Hardpoint provides ground troops with instant fortification and fire support, its static nature is unsuitable for a constantly-advancing planetary invasion force. The Corbal Mobile Hardpoint is hardly the fastest-moving vehicle on the battlefield, but it can at least advance into newly captured territory, and its monolithic 11m stature makes even disciplined opponents consider retreat or surrender. Once a permanent position is established, the Corbal tower unit can be mounted as base defense or loaded back on a dropship for further service.
I knew I wanted to do this conversion as soon as I saw the Corbal on The Ion Age blog. But I was stumped as to how to make the legs... my plasticard scratch-building skills are pretty sad and I'm too cheap to buy a whole other model just for its legs. Fortunately, there's a ready source of interesting plastic shapes... Lego!
I bought some promising-looking pieces off of eBay and started cutting:
I'll freely admit these legs don't make a lot of sense mechanically, but I think we're well into "rule of cool" territory here anyway. I also wanted the conversion to be "reversible" so the legs and belly details are mounted on an inverted 40 mm GW base that attaches to the Corbal's underside with a magnet and pins: